Bae Holds on to Win US PGA Tour Season Opener

Updated: 13 October 2014 09:18 IST

Bae Sang-Moon, who took a four-shot lead into the fourth round, finished with a 15-under par total of 273 and a two-stroke victory over Australian Steven Bowditch.

Bae Holds on to Win US PGA Tour Season Opener
Sang-Moon Bae of South Korea kisses the champions trophy after winning the Frys.com Open at Silverado Resort and Spa. © AFP

Napa:

South Korea's Bae Sang-Moon nabbed his second US PGA Tour title on Sunday, firing a final-round 73 to hold on for victory in the Frys.com Open.

Bae, who took a four-shot lead into the fourth round, finished with a 15-under par total of 273 and a two-stroke victory over Australian Steven Bowditch.

Bowditch charged up the leaderboard with a five-under par 67 for 275.

Scotland's Martin Laird, who led after the second round, closed with a 71 to head a group on 12-under 276.

He was joined by Japan's Hideki Matsuyma (70), South African Retief Goosen (70) and Americans Bryce Molder (68) and Hunter Mahan (70).

The tournament at Silverado Country Club's North Course is the first stop on the US PGA Tour's 2014-15 season.

Bae was making his first start in the event and added the title to the Byron Nelson Championship crown he won in 2013.

The 28-year-old from Daegu hadn't managed a top-10 finish on the US tour since that victory.

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